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Taking on the Local Color
Poems
Cynthia Genser



Wesleyan Poetry Program

Wesleyan
1977 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-1085-3
$12.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7274-5

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Erotic, calculated, witty poems in this first book.

Cynthia Genser's landscapes, like those of D.H. Lawrence, are analogues of human emotions; her men and women exist in their effects-prototypes one minute, passionate and distinctly visible individuals the next. Person and place invite the reader into an adventure that begins and ends everywhere.

The language employed throughout is voluptuous, sensuous, yet precise. The appeal is to all the senses as well as to reason and intelligence: the poems, seamed with a difficult, sweaty beauty, stimulate every pleasure center. But pure language play also leads to hard, intelligent sense.

Of her own work, Cynthia Genser has said, “Although I belong to no special school or group, I align my poetry with the work of others aiming their metaphors at the banality and reductionism of our world-at the terror or planned obsolescence, Vogue Magazine, the threat of nuclear warfare. I cannot agree more with the Marxist Henri Lefebvre that poetry is the enemy and eventual victor in the war against 'terrorism' and the terrorist society we now live in.”



CYNTHIA GENSER has lived and worked in New York and now resides in Seattle. Her poems have been published in several magazines and journals.



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